Whether advertising a yard sale, lemonade stand, birthday party, outdoor wedding reception or any other function, you might need a sign stand–sturdy enough to last for at least a few days. With the right tools you can make a sign stand in just a few minutes.
Things You'll Need
- Post, 5 feet, 4 inches diameter
- Post-hole digger or sharp spade
- Soil tamper
- Spirit level
- Two wooden boards, 1 x 2 inch, 2 feet long
- Galvanized wood screws
- Cordless drill
- Wire (optional)
- Screw eyes (optional)
- Staple gun (optional)
Determine the location of your sign stand. Check the approach to the location for good visibility–look out for low-hanging branches or other obstacles that might obscure your sign.
Dig a narrow hole one foot deep, and place the post in the hole. Fill the hole in with loose dirt.
Straighten the post with a level, and pack the dirt at the base when the post is straight. Tamp the ground around the post with a soil tamper.
Attach a 1 x 2 inch wooden board to the top of the post so that the center of the board is aligned with the post. Hold the board in place with a single galvanized screw.
Level the board and secure it with a second galvanized screw. Measure the height of your sign, and attach the second board below the first at a distance that corresponds to your sign’s height. Check the second board for levelness before attaching.
Attach cardboard or plastic signs to your stand with a staple gun. To attach heavier signage, insert screw eyes into the back of the sign, and tie the screw eyes to the sign boards with wire.
- Photo Credit Roadside Market Farm Stand Sign image by Jim Mills from Fotolia.com
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